Former FBI agent John Guandolo, a controversial figure who has been described in some circles as a nationally recognized expert on the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Movement has authored a new book “Raising a Jihadi Generation.”
Guandolo has been praised for his knowledge of the Islamic world.
“Raising a Jihadi Generation needs to be in the hands of every police officer in America.” wrote a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy .
Andrew C. McCarthy, former chief Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, wrote: “Members of the government’s national security agencies who read Raising a Jihadi Generation, and who are wise enough to keep it nearby as a handy reference, will be far better equipped to protect the United States.”
But in other circles he’s been criticized for “Muslim bashing” and presenting an inaccurate assessment of the issues.
Ryan Lenz, in an article posted on the Southern Poverty Law Center earlier this year, wrote of Guandolo:
Oh sure, he’s already gone after college professors who weren’t sufficiently anti-Muslim. He’s identified mosques that he says are bases of operation for militant Islam. He’s asserted that Muslims have no First Amendment rights in America and aim only to “subjugate” the nation. But it was just last week that he made what may be his most remarkable claim yet, insisting that John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, is secretly a Muslim convert working to undermine the Constitution.
His bio on his webpage states:
Mr. Guandolo served on the Washington Field Office SWAT team for over nine years and as its Team Leader for three of those years. He was a certified Undercover Agent, and served in a variety of assignments in that capacity. Mr. Guandolo was a Nationally Registered Paramedic, a First Aid Instructor, and served as an “Advanced Capability Medic” with the FBI. His career has included significant overseas travel to include many areas of Africa, Southwest Asia, Europe and elsewhere. In his last year and a half in the FBI, Mr. Guandolo served on a Surveillance Unit.
Mr. Guandolo currently works advising governments – U.S. and others – on matters related to National Security, specifically the threat from the Global Islamic Movement. He actively advises members of Congress, law enforcement, the intelligence community, military, National Guard, key community leaders, and others. He is an adjunct instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College and the U.S. Army War College, and is one of the authors of the “Shariah – The Threat to America,” the first comprehensive book on the threat from the Islamic Movement in the U.S. He has appeared on television and radio, and regularly publishes articles related to these matters in a number of media outlets.
The book is available on Amazon.